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Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: April 15, 2021, 03:19:08 AM »
   A little reminder of the value of this thread , all it's contributors and all the 11,767 posts that precede this one
For example the  post below is from Vox mundi last January and is the sort of thing a Conservative minister would not like to hear in any future enquiry .. their remembered timetable re knowledge of asymptomatic spread is quite different ...
 .. Fifth US Case of Coronavirus Confirmed as China Warns People Can Spread the Virus Before They Feel Ill
https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/26/us/coronavirus-orange-county/index.html

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Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2021 melting season
« on: April 14, 2021, 05:45:23 PM »
I don't think I've ever seen this before .. a clear view of ice on the move , from 30'W to 90'E it's export all the way . Worldview ..

         https://go.nasa.gov/3uNFQvY

 .. click back and forth between the last few days to see just how bad the recent weather pattern has been for the high Arctic . Probably as bad as it can get this time of year .  b.c.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2021 melting season
« on: April 13, 2021, 12:22:30 AM »
Large crack crosses N. pole ..

            https://go.nasa.gov/3seiIF4  (Worldview) b.c.

 

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The politics / Re: Empire - America and the future
« on: April 09, 2021, 12:25:51 PM »
  are 'people gravitating to like minded groups ' or forced there by logarithms  (or is that algorithms lol ) ? b.c.

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Elon looking forward to the day of a workforce of monkeys paid in bananas with a trillionaire boss ?

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Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2021 melting season
« on: April 08, 2021, 12:57:08 PM »
Zack Labe
@ZLabe
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5 Apr
#Arctic air temperature rank by month over the satellite era - now updated through March 2021, which again was an unusually cold month (especially around the Kara Sea)

+ Ranks: 1=warmest (red), 42/43=coldest (blue)
+ Download visual:

https://cpb-us-e2.wpmucdn.com/sites.uci.edu/dist/2/2231/files/2021/04/925T_70N_rank.png

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Greenland and Arctic Circle / Re: The Nares Strait thread
« on: April 06, 2021, 10:08:29 PM »
Indeed Espen , all the way to Beaufort there is a significant crack , mostly @ 10km wide and up to 20km in places . It has opened largely in the last 4 days . Worldview has a great view of the whole today ...

https://go.nasa.gov/2PIfVqH - click the link ..

Beaufort has it's own ongoing crackopalypse .. b.c.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2021 melting season
« on: April 05, 2021, 10:18:43 PM »
The next week's animation should be interesting . The low complex N. of Norway seems destined to slowly move to the central Arctic , while high pressure is maintained over G'land and north Canada . This should increase the crackopalypse already apparent from Fram to beyond the pole as the winds remain strong across the region . 
   Fram export has been low all winter as Wip's graph on the piomass thread today shows . This is changing fast .. a block of ice I've been following between 84 and 85 north has moved 45 km toward fram in the last 48 hours . In 10 days it and a lot more besides could already be in the Greenland sea on the way to early oblivion .
  Freegrass wondered if the event (being followed in the chatter thread) would have much effect . The enormous export of ice is being replaced by open water and thin new ice , while the cold air headed south is being replaced by warmth via Kara and N.E. Canada . Not wot the doctor ordered .. b.c.
 

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Arctic sea ice / Re: Freeform season chatter and light commentary
« on: April 03, 2021, 11:59:44 AM »
whatever the pressure , the gradient remains impressive across Fram and the Greenland sea for the next 7+ days . Not really the start wanted for the season . b.c.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: HYCOM
« on: March 16, 2021, 08:28:41 PM »
Thanks , Uniquorn , great visuals revealing a much changed Arctic . It looks like this year there could be serious threat to the minimum ice volume record , while area and extent records may stand . b.c. .   

   ps  I'm happy for it to stay but could you stop the autoload so that revisits to the thread are possible .. as it is I would love to follow the mosaic thread but cannot as so many vids and gifs autoplay .. and I'd much rather be seeing them than not .

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The politics / Re: The Trump Presidency
« on: February 08, 2021, 11:28:32 AM »
Hi , Leftylarry .. it may surprise you to know Tom himself is one of the Trumpistas in need of convincing ... b.c.

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Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: February 02, 2021, 05:32:47 PM »
A sad note .. the passing of Captain Tom Moore .. 100 year old fund raiser extraordinaire .. £32 milion for the NHS . It was COVID that got him . He was placed at risk a few weeks ago when I last saw him on telly .  RIP Sir Tom . b.c.

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The politics / Re: The Alt Right
« on: January 27, 2021, 05:16:30 PM »
.. except ASIF .. take a hike or a holiday , zenith , as your posts over the next while will be going AWOL . b.c.

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The forum / Re: Forum Decorum
« on: January 20, 2021, 09:05:06 PM »
 
 the abuse just keeps coming .. this from freegrass ...

So we all sing kumbaya now and America's problems are gone because Trump is gone? We just ignore the rise of China and American religious extremism that's eating that nation from the inside?

I find it disgusting that a single moderator can just delete an entire thread without reason or giving notice to the creator...

I'm seriously pissed off that BC deleted this thread... How many more of my contributions will get deleted on this forum because the moderator doesn't like me?

FUCK YOU BC!!!!!!!!!
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« Last Edit: Today at 07:51:52 PM by Freegrass »

Freegrr ass : .. I have not deleted your or any thread .
Any and every time I or others are subject to abuse in the off-topics section , there will be a gap in postings by the abuser .   b.c.



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The politics / Re: Biden’s Presidency
« on: January 20, 2021, 06:29:00 PM »
what a joy to listen to America's poet laurate , Amanda Gorman . b.c.

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The politics / Re: The Trump Presidency
« on: January 15, 2021, 12:09:53 PM »
What I really appreciate @ Arnie is how he chose to spend the millions gifted to him by DT. in the millionaires tax bonanza . He saw the campaign for better access to voting in the southern states even as polling stations and drop-boxes were being removed by his fellow republicans . He spent $10 million in states like Georgia (where a dear friend of mine was among the campaigners . Sadly she died before she could witness the result of her efforts . ). It is reckoned his actions increased Democratic voter participation by as many as 30 ,000 votes in Georgia alone . Thank you , Arnie . b.c.

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The forum / Re: Forum Decorum
« on: January 14, 2021, 11:48:10 PM »
Owing primarily to his recent reference to President Obama as 'the mulatto' , Tom has been invited not to post in the 'off-topic' section for a week . b.c.

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The forum / Re: Forum Decorum
« on: January 13, 2021, 07:20:28 PM »
Hi John , I am an ex Green Party spokesman somewhere to the left of Bernie politically , active in caring @ our planet for a lifetime and a long term cannabis campaigner . I volunteered this role (mod) as a balance to blumenkraft . Sadly he is gone so I am dealing with this sector . You had already been flagged in my message box as a troll , but you were not being disruptive in my sector . The antics of some posters that led to the loss of a number of good posters last year has left me intolerant of disruption .. 
  I find Sailor's post rather hilarious .. I am part of no tribe on this forum or in life . Ask just @ anyone else ! He does say he thinks I am basically right at the same time as calling me a bad moderator . I just don't have time to pussyfoot around these days .
   If anyone is desperate to take my place , give me a pm ! b.c.  :D

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The forum / Re: Forum Decorum
« on: January 13, 2021, 03:12:56 PM »
John , get over yourself , and if you don't like it here , get out . b.c.

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The politics / Re: The Trump Presidency
« on: January 09, 2021, 03:36:16 AM »
  ..the platforms and big tech have at least 2 years , maybe a generation , where they now think the Democrats will be making the rules . Apple , Twitter , Facebook etc are all coming into line .. why would they otherwise . Their platforms are currently being used for organizing insurrection . The consequences are ginormous . They will be co-operating big time with law enforcement I guess  (and they might just need to let all the maryjane smokers out to make room for the proud boys ).

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The forum / Re: Forum Decorum
« on: January 08, 2021, 12:11:13 PM »
1 Off-topic / The politics / Re: The Alt Rightby Tom_Mazanec on: January 07, 2021, 01:16:09 PM
I do not "support" Trump. I voted for him because I do not "support" the most extreme violence in the United States today...the murder of thousands of babies a week by abortion. Yes, due to this website's extreme Left Wing bias and censorship I know you will not post this, b.c. but this comment is for you.

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« Sent to: be cause on: January 07, 2021, 02:19:46 PM »ReplyQuoteDelete
be cause, on at least two counts you have shown yourself to be unqualified to be a moderator.
In the first place, you are unable to moderate in a timely fashion. If Joe Shmoe makes a statement on one of your threads and I reply to it, a couple days might even pass before it is posted. In that time a new page may be started, and people checking up on new posts to the thread may not see my reply. This is not fair to people who are following the thread, it is not fair to me and, in particular, is not fair to Joe Shmoe.
In the second place, you not only allowed but added to libel against me. I do not support violence, in particular America's greatest violence, abortion. This is unacceptable on a public forum from a moderator.
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 Tom , you are on moderation . You cannot demand that I slavishly respond to your posts by rapid approval . Your moderation is not meant as a punishment for moderators . It was meant as a means to encourage you to change your ways . Posts that add nothing but inconvenience are being deleted .
 With regard to posts referencing abortion ; it is Neven and my fellow mods that feel there is no place for this discussion on this forum . As you have seen they act when I have allowed you a voice .


Re: Trump
« Sent to: be cause on: January 06, 2021, 06:26:49 PM »ReplyQuoteDelete
Actually Catholics are Christian.
bc, suppose that you lived in Weimar Republic and the candidate running against Hitler was a crook who believed AGW was a British Hoax. You would vote for that candidate (I hope) because 6 million Jewish lives were in danger.
Abortion in America has already taken the lives of about ten Shoahs.


Tom , I once asked in a bible study meeting that raised the holocaust .. 'Is not the greatest moment in the life of a Jew the moment they meet their maker ?'  'Of course' came the reply . 'Then why do they not celebrate the fact that Hitler helped 6 million meet their maker earlier than they could otherwise have hoped ?'  Years later my aunt still laughs every time she remembers the moment . b.c.
 
p.s. .. you could think similarly re abortions .


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The politics / Re: The Alt Right
« on: January 07, 2021, 11:54:02 AM »
If you mea me, I do not support violence, wili, nor any violent elements.
PS I just heard the woman shot at Congress has died.

   Tom ,
  by supporting Trump you do support violence and are part of America's most violent element . b.c.

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The politics / Re: The Trump Presidency
« on: January 06, 2021, 10:51:58 PM »
If the 'protesters' were black .. there would be thousands dead by now ..

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The forum / Re: Forum Decorum
« on: January 06, 2021, 02:20:53 AM »
Another case of COVID restrictions being flouted ? :)

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The forum / Re: Forum Decorum
« on: December 23, 2020, 05:18:35 PM »
Having deleted a few of bbr's recent complaints as they were 'deplorable' too , I let this one through to entertain a few ... Happy Christmas to one and all . b.c.

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Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: December 20, 2020, 09:39:46 PM »
Oh to be ruled by incompetents .. I'm sure Trump is personally responsible for a couple of thousand deaths  a day in the USA while here in the UK Johnston and his bumbling idiots have added 10's of thousands to the total unnecessarily .
  Now it looks like the last few days and hours has allowed many thousands to move within the UK and abroad . I don't think Europe and the world will rejoice at the spreader event of the season !
  Happy Christmas ! b.c.

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The forum / Re: Forum Decorum
« on: November 14, 2020, 09:53:56 PM »
 it's gone way past editing time here .. we need someone with balls (or not) to say 'enough .. go get your kicks elsewhere' .. b.c.
 

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Permafrost / Re: Northern Hemisphere Winter 2020-2021 Snowcover / Misc Obs
« on: November 14, 2020, 11:18:40 AM »
so bbr has had the canadian ice sheet growing for the last 6 years .. just go back to 2016 freezing season or the like and read ad nauseum .. we need little refreshment annually .

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The forum / Re: Forum Decorum
« on: November 14, 2020, 12:27:40 AM »
I'm sorry folks .. I can only ask .. Gandul has his defenders , I know not why ,  and ONLY NEVEN can put him on moderation or remove his presence altogether , something I personally have preferred for a considerable time . b.c.

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The forum / Re: Forum Decorum
« on: November 10, 2020, 10:40:56 PM »
There's a covid thread here?

    shhh !

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The forum / Re: Forum Decorum
« on: November 07, 2020, 11:58:25 PM »
when is a troll not a troll ? When he trolls the ASIF ... b.c.

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The politics / Re: Elections 2020 USA
« on: November 06, 2020, 04:26:27 PM »
I'm delighted for my dear late Georgian friend , Shanti , who passed last year . It was trump winning wot killed her .. she was a big fan of Bernie and lost heart with the dumb bald rump taking the WH . Her spirit will enjoy the swing in Georgia as much as I do .
p.s. Happy birthday Shanti !  :)

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The forum / Re: Forum Decorum
« on: November 06, 2020, 11:59:56 AM »
suddenly I find I can access internet again .. so .. please ff / martin .. appeal to neven .. only he can unmod you .. I already asked ages ago .. I have no wish to see your or the walrus' posts awaiting moderation .. they do not need it unlike some others that are not in moderation ... b.c.

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The forum / Re: Forum Decorum
« on: November 03, 2020, 08:16:06 PM »
. and bbr , your other attack on a 'functionally illiterate poster' was purely that , so deleted . b.c.

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The forum / Re: Forum Decorum
« on: November 03, 2020, 03:13:32 AM »
... and i was bullied too ..

 .. and have found it a frequent occurrence since i volunteered to help blumenkraft moderate .

bbr , you know that you are here only 'cause the mods you so frequently abuse appealed to Neven not to banish you .. if you recall he wrote you ''I didn't want to let you back on the ASIF but the 'little Eichmanns' wanted to give you a fourth chance ...''

Uniquorn , I have already asked Neven and will do so again . Only he can act . I hope this time he does .

Gandul .. ' I have moderated my tone ' ..  followed by ' the prick ' ( your endearing term for A-team ) .. really ?

 .. and as for 'A555hole' .. only one could have written such crap ..

  b.c.


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Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: October 31, 2020, 11:00:15 PM »
Congrats New York ? .. cases back @ 2k / day .. last there in May .. there seems only one way these figures will go ( esp. based on bbr's anecdotal reports ) .

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The politics / Re: Elections 2020 USA
« on: October 30, 2020, 10:46:18 AM »
Forecast rain via NOAA


Nothing over 1/4" (60 mm) predicted in 2 days (Nov 2 & 3, basically) except for small parts of Oregon, Washington (state), Maine and Massachusetts, and probably some snow in Alaska (Nov 1 forecast) in the southern panhandle.


  lol .. if we can't mention the election in weather threads , surely we can't allow weather to get a mention in the election threads ... b.c.  ;D

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winter will have forgotten it's visit to the states by election day ...

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The forum / Re: Forum Decorum
« on: October 22, 2020, 04:10:04 PM »
Hi gero .. your diary is the first thing that gets my attention daily , with it's preamble by Juan C .. :)  . b.c.

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The forum / Re: Forum Decorum
« on: October 22, 2020, 12:39:28 AM »
 'I don´t really see the point of diaries.' .. thank goodness the early explorers and others thought otherwise . This forum is little more than a modern diary . And I'm sure you won't be forced to write one or read anyone else's ..   :) b.c.


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The forum / Re: Forum Decorum
« on: October 21, 2020, 09:43:53 PM »
Some years ago i think someone asked on this forum if there was a space for personal diaries, and i think the answer was "No."

Perhaps a "diary" could be in a new grouping (perhaps called "Diaries") where anyone could begin a thread and be, if they wished,  the only one to post to it by timely use of the "Lock Thread" mechanism ... the diarist could unlock the thread to post anew, and lock it after the post hit. Or they could have an unlocked, collective diary for all to relate their days.

If such a scheme were implemented, i suggest that posts on the putative "Diaries" grouping be absent from the "New posts" presentation on the front page.

sidd


.. I support this suggestion and only wish blumenkraft were here to implement it .
 
 I would also ask if the entire ' off topic ' section be removed from the 'front page' .. to prevent any further ' accidents' dominating the 'recent posts' .. Neven ???   b.c.


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Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2020/2021 freezing season
« on: October 18, 2020, 03:31:51 PM »
a bit holey around the pole eh ? ..
https://go.nasa.gov/3lVesaU .. b.c.

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The rest / Re: Wildlife
« on: October 07, 2020, 12:08:14 PM »
Enjoyed the tailwind of Alex today as the ravens returned to the farm . They were demonstrating tumbling techniques again . After lunch the local crows and rooks were tumbling by the hundred . I saw triple 360' spins by rooks .. their joy was unbounded . b.c.

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The politics / Re: The Trump Presidency
« on: October 02, 2020, 11:18:06 AM »
I can only assume it's all fake news . The president surely could not come down with a hoax ! Has the Whitehouse run out of bleach ?

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The forum / Re: Forum Decorum
« on: September 25, 2020, 05:25:20 PM »
True FOoW ..

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Walking the walk / Re: On the individual level? A mea culpa
« on: September 24, 2020, 09:55:25 PM »
people of neither sex are attracted to a wilting cucumber .. only fresh or plastic coated will do ! Of course it should be a priority for hemp based compostable plastics to be used in the food supply chain . just b.c. :)

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Arctic sea ice / Re: What's new in the Arctic ?
« on: September 24, 2020, 09:36:34 PM »
wow .. that is funny Tor .. the last post I just read included the line ..
  ''If NDE is a guide we've picked these situations for a purpose. It's also not our first time, or our last.''
 .. a little wisdom from vox-mundi to me back on 02.02.2020 .. b.c.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2020/2021 freezing season
« on: September 23, 2020, 10:26:14 AM »
'Tor, 1969 Hurricane Camille fits what you described above.'

.. more likely H. Ivan in 2004 ..I remember it only too well .. I had been disappointed with the impact 1st time around on the Gulf coast so I idly doodled a looping track that brought it back for a second go , then watched in disbelief as it happened ... b.c. .

https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=https%3A%2F%2Fupload.wikimedia.org%2Fwikipedia%2Fcommons%2F3%2F32%2FIvan_2004_track.png&imgrefurl=https%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FMeteorological_history_of_Hurricane_Ivan&tbnid=P6Bdo1TZ0N3nBM&vet=12ahUKEwjvoKS7-v3rAhWa0uAKHY_WBw4QMygAegUIARDCAQ..i&docid=RE2Twa7wjeb1mM&w=2700&h=1669&q=hurricane%20ivan%20path&ved=2ahUKEwjvoKS7-v3rAhWa0uAKHY_WBw4QMygAegUIARDCAQ

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Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2020/2021 freezing season
« on: September 22, 2020, 01:39:44 PM »
 .. 'Today's images and animation' .. it looks like the 'meezing seazon' .. half melting , half freezing ..

 .. 'According to climatereanalyzer, there's a 973 HPa low north of Novaya Zemlya.' .. a little of hurricane Sally made it .. gfs's anticipation of this event was extremely good .. b.c.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2020 melting season
« on: September 20, 2020, 09:36:55 AM »
    https://modeles.meteociel.fr/modeles/gfs/runs/2020092000/gfsnh-0-114.png?0 ..
  the forecast storm hasn't gone away .. the next week will test the ice . Today's (expected) drop in extent shows that the certainty the melting season is over may prove premature .
 and the forecast continues until the term GAC may again become relevant ..
  https://modeles.meteociel.fr/modeles/gfs/runs/2020092000/gfsnh-0-186.png?0
 .. and warm air continues to flow from Eurasia ..
  https://modeles.meteociel.fr/modeles/gfs/runs/2020092000/gfsnh-15-84.png?0 . b.c.
 
 

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